A Texas federal judge vacated VirnetX’s colossal $625 million patent infringement verdict against Apple on Friday, ruling it was unfair to Apple to combine two separate VirnetX suits alleging Apple infringed its network security patents into one trial, and he split the suits and ordered a pair of new trials.
The Fourth Circuit reversed a North Carolina federal judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, ruling that the law targeted black voters with near “surgical precision” and that the lower court “fundamentally erred” in its April decision to uphold the law.
A trial on billionaire Sumner Redstone’s disputed competence or independence in ousting five Viacom Inc. board members last month will go forward over objections from Redstone, his daughter and the family's National Amusements Inc. holdings, a Delaware court ruled Friday.
The Third Circuit on Friday refused to toss criminal charges alleging U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., unlawfully assisted a Florida eye doctor in exchange for gifts and political contributions, rejecting the senator’s arguments that the indictment against him improperly relies on constitutionally protected legislative acts.
Six more Michigan public officials were charged Friday in connection with their roles in Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water crisis, the second round of prosecutions stemming from a state attorney general’s investigation.
The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s redaction of immigration judges’ names from complaint files was “inadequately justified,” remanding the suit from the American Immigration Lawyers Association for a more specific look at the appropriateness of redacting the names.
The heads of the Federal Trade Commission on Friday overturned a judge's decision to nix the commission's action accusing LabMD of maintaining lax data security, concluding that the lab's failure to employ "basic precautions" led to an unauthorized disclosure of sensitive medical data that caused "substantial" harm to consumers.
By Melissa Maleske